The Frankfort Industrial Park (F.I.P.) was started back in the 1950’s when a group of community minded residents pooled resources together to purchase land and recruited the first industry to the industrial park. The F.I.P continues to grow with 23 industries calling Frankfort home, ranging from the world’s largest salty food production facility, Frito Lay to LEP Special Fasteners having its national headquarters in Clinton County. The park is much diversified with food processing, automotive, and consumer goods being a small example of the manufacturing sectors represented.
The Frankfort Industrial Park is one the largest contiguous parks in central Indiana with over 1,000 acres in development and 1,000 ready to be developed. Rail access is available with spur sites off the Norfolk Southern and CSX lines. State Highway 28, a four lane highway, runs through the industrial park that extends to Interstate 65 with easy access to Chicago, Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana. In addition, Montgomery Aviation, which operates the Clinton County Municipal Airport, recently expanded the runway to 5000 feet in length to facilitate the corporate jets of our local manufactures to fly directly into the industrial community.
The Frankfort Industrial Park is looking to expand to the west. Water and waste water lines that have recently been extended to Jefferson, Indiana. There is also deep discussion about the plans to extend that infrastructure to the Interstate 65 and State Road 28 Interchange.